Legends of the West Kickstarter

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Didn't'cha know? Fighting 1:18th means we're Fighting against our 1:18th habit! ;););)

I echo everyone else on one point or another. $5 Target/TRU Joes we're perfect to toss in the cart when you were buying other things, or 'accidentially' shopping for the kids. Having a relatively steady release schedule, fueled by nostalgia (and lets be honest, Hisstank) really lit my fuse and kept me collecting. The dive into 1:18 military stuff sent it into the atmosphere.. but like a space shuttle, we burned up on re-entry. Almost all of us got into the 1:18 game about 5 years too late apparently. We got some killer clearance prices.. which created the addition, but then there wasn't anything new for us to buy.. other than overpriced eBay & collector stuff.

It doesn't help that almost all of us are lapsed collectors, too old, too poor, too lazy to really do anything with the hobby. We all still LIKE it, but we're sideline spectators now it seems. I guess Facebook (...?) is where all the hot collecting action happens..?

BUT.. random things will happen.. like Pickelhaube making a 1:18 Hind (where is that btw!) and that proves too much to resist. If a 1:18 A-10 came out, you better believe 100% of us would SAY we're buying one, and probably a good 40% actually would.

Crayfish is this your line/figures? If so, welcome! If not.. why so nosy! (just kidding).
 

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It doesn't help that almost all of us are lapsed collectors, too old, too poor, too lazy to really do anything with the hobby. We all still LIKE it, but we're sideline spectators now it seems. I guess Facebook (...?) is where all the hot collecting action happens..?
Yeah, this too.
I used to have a lot of customizing plans and ideas, now it's just a couple of guns for my ARW figures. Once Marauder's WWII stuff drops and those projects are out of the way, then what?
I suppose if I hadn't gotten the banstick from HT I'd have some place to trade and keep my 1:18 tanks filled (no offense to my Sewing Circle bros). Who knew that cesspit was good for something afterall?
 

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First i’d Like to say I love that there is a cowboy line. I would like to get a few things. That being said I have a basement full of this stuff & since real life stuff happened a year ago, I really haven’t been able to play with the stuff. I’d like to go all in on the knights but the reality is I can’t but unless eBay has a cuppon & that useally is a China sale which I generally don’t want to support.

$40+ horses from boss fight don’t help the cowboy cause.

The future of the hobby (for 4”) will be start ups like yours, as the writing has been on the wall that the big toy companies want a different scale. My one major rule is I keep to my chosen scale so no 6” 12” for me.

Best of luck & I hope to add some of the stuff to my collection
 
Crayfish is this your line/figures? If so, welcome! If not.. why so nosy! (just kidding).
No...not at all...this is all John Russell's and Paul Mundheim's vision but it is fulfilling a major dream of mine for a very long time. I grew up with Star Wars and the GI Joe and that was great. I came from a military family too but my memories of growing up with my father gone all the time tend to be with my grandparents and grandfather watching westerns. My Star Wars and GI Joe figures ceased to be their characters and became additional characters to go along with my Gabriel Lone Ranger figures and my Kenner Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid figures. Essentially...they would become my first customs as I added Playdoh hats to Han Solo and such.

I just really want to see this line succeed and see more characters.....I want to get all the characters I dreamed about when I was a kid. With John and Paul's permission...I created the Facebook fan page back around the Kickstarter. I guess....I just want this line to last as much as the creators do.
 

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Oh well that's very cool, it's always nice to have a passion project you're involved with or at least supporting.

Is there a Quigley figure? I might pony up for one of those.

In general Westerns just aren't my cup o' tea I guess. I've enjoyed some of the movies, and I think the time period is cool.. I really liked Red Dead Redemption 2. I guess I just don't really have a need for a little cowboy on my desk right meow.
 

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I guess I just don't really have a need for a little cowboy on my desk right meow.
At near $30, neither do I. At $10, you betcha. But I realize that these small batch runs can't get costs that low. It sucks, but I'm not ponying up for that problem.

We've been spoiled. Sorry, guys trying to keep the scale alive.
 

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If you're getting these, be mindful with the arms. I was over on thefwoosh, and someone reported a breakage, but also confirmed compatibility with Marauder parts.
 

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Very cool.. needs more horses!
They're $50 fucking bucks a pop* from Boss Fight, who the fuck can afford to afford to outfit a livery stable and stage coach at that price point? Do I look Like George Hearst or John D. Motherfucking Rockefeller?


*After adding $15 for tack and saddle. Sold separately, natch.


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Good work, Lord Bodega
 
I agree I have two World Peacekeeper horses but they just don't look right. Looking forward to my Boss Fight Horse order coming in. The quality of the CFT figures is really outstanding.
I had to modify, paint, and add some Schleich gear...but for $5....I couldn't pass up the World Peacekeeper stuff:




Then I found them for 40% off with a sale:




Then I went and got drunk:






All in all...it was a good time.


I did go in on the BFS Kickstarter stuff so it will be interesting to see how those look also...but I am happy for the time being.